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Mayor Kenoi to visit Waimea Middle School on March 12

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi will visit Waimea Middle School students and families at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, in the school cafeteria as part of the WMS “Connecting for Success” program. At the gathering, the mayor will tell some of his own “small kid time” stories about his trials and triumphs and about those people who helped or hindered him along the way.

Dinner will include kalua pig and cabbage, hapa rice, a Waimea greens salad, dessert and Starbucks coffee for adults. There is no charge for the dinner and talk-story, but an RSVP is suggested for WMS families.

The “Connecting For Success” grant is in partnership with the Hawaii Community Foundation to support the school’s mission of empowering all students with the skills, values and cultural understanding to successfully navigate high school and beyond for college and career readiness. The project includes many activities focused on supporting academic achievement and life skills for middle school students and includes a student mentoring program. To learn more about student mentoring, email Lori Ching at or call Suzi Herhold at 887-6090, ext. 268.